South West Academic Health Science Network - Independent Non Executive Director - Finance

Independent Non Executive Director – Finance

Working in collaboration with regional partners and AHSNs across England, our purpose is to transform lives through innovation.

All our work is grounded in the context of our region: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon and Somerset. We support our partners to identify and spread innovation that tackles the shared challenges we face improving health across a complex mix of rural, coastal and urban communities.

In the last year alone, we have supported over 170,000 patients in the South West and leveraged nearly £7.5M of investment funding into the region.

In this, our tenth year of operation, we are launching ambitious plans to address the key problems facing people across our peninsula.

Following several years in office, our existing Independent NED with responsibility for Board oversight of finance will step down later this year. Their successor will build on a legacy of bringing a diligent and collegiate approach to the Board, ensuring there is robust regard for finance, audit and risk management.

In response to our changing operating environment, our Independent NED will also help us to consider, and will be enthused by, identifying new ways to attract business in order to support our ambitions with our partners.

Ideally ACA / ACCA qualified (or equivalent), you will bring board-level experience in financial oversight and have experience of working in a complex organisation undergoing growth, change and diversification. Importantly, too, you will be deeply committed to improving health and economic growth, and have a desire to deliver impact for the people of the South West.

For a confidential conversation about this opportunity, please contact Jenny Adrian at Hunter Healthcare: or on 07939 250 362.

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Date Event
31 August 2023 Closing Date
September 2023 Interview